Andrea Natale, MD
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, Austin, TX
Dr. Andrea Natale graduated summa cum laude in Medicine and Surgery and is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is the Executive Medical Director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, and the National Medical Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology for HCA Healthcare. A dedicated researcher and a pioneer, Dr. Natale focuses on innovative advances in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. He developed some of the current catheter-based cures for atrial fibrillation and was the nation’s first electrophysiologist to perform percutaneous epicardial radiofrequency ablation, a treatment for patients who fail conventional ablation. He also pioneered a new circumferential ultrasound vein-ablation system to correct atrial fibrillation and performed the first five procedures in the world. Dr. Natale has held faculty positions at a variety of prestigious universities, including Duke University, Stanford University and the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been an invited speaker at hundreds of symposia and conferences around the world, and has authored numerous published articles on pacing and electrophysiology in high-impact peerreviewed journals in addition to serving on the editorial boards of several major medical journals. In his stellar career, he has received many accolades, among which the Cleveland Clinic Innovator of the Year for several years in a row, the Frist Humanitarian Award in 2012, the 2017 Eric N. Prystowsky Advocate for Patients Award and more recently the prestigious Star of Texas that honors one individual each year for their outstanding contribution to healthcare in the state of Texas and nationally.